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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Breaking News: Court Overturns Council's Veto of DWP Rate Hike

SAN FRANCISCO—A federal judge ruled late Wednesday night that the Los Angeles City Council could not block a planned rate increase approved by the Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners.

Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Alex Kozinski found that, during a dramatic and unprecedented emergency evening session, the Council violated the law when they sought to take jurisdiction over the issue from the DWP panel and overturn a series of rate hikes sought by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Kozinski's decision nixed a unanimous vote by the Council that would have cancelled rate hikes scheduled to take place April 1st.  "In effect, the Council reasoned that it has authority over the DWP Commission, but once they voted on the measure and turned over to the Commission, it cannot impose further restrictions. Hogwash," Kozinski wrote.

Kozinski has scheduled a hearing for June 12th where both sides will make their case.  In the meantime, the DWP can move forward with the hikes.

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Blogger True Grit said:

Yes, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski's late night ruling shook the very foundations of City Hall.

Over in the Mayor's Office, Matt Sayso ordered a crate of vintage Bollinger (that's champagne for you plebs) and partied late into the night. The Mayor appeared on the balcony of the Mayoral suite popping $300 bottles of bubbly with a number of equally bubbly female TV weather reporters as he hailed and applauded the 9th Circuit porn star judge for his "protection of the City's Greenback initiative."

The Mayor also ordered a fleet of limousines to ferry the party celebrants to their out of town homes "We don't wanna other fuck up like with Miguel Santana" a cheery-faced spokeshole told reporters, defending the $250 per limo charges.

Over in City Hall East, the City Attorney's Office was burning the midnight oil as Trutanich led the dual efforts to address the situation. "The City Attorney represents both the DWP and the City Council," explained Trutanich, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Explaining that the City Attorney can adequately represent the waring factions of the DWP and the Council, he stated that a "wall" was erected between the two teams to avoid conflicts of interest.

"So our DWP team are over in the Mayor's Office yuking it up with champagne and caviar, and I've ordered some doughnuts and coffee for the City Council team who will work through the night to fight this outrage."

Jan Perry was also seen at the Mayor's Green-back party, humbly explaining that she actually voted against the rate hike before she voted for it, before she voted against it. "In these troubled times, it's very hard to know which side to chose as opinion polls are very slow to react to news," the 2009 Political Ass Clown winner explained.

Al Gore appeared at the Mayor's party by video satellite link and congratulated the Mayor, this time calling the Mayor "Anthony" as his previous attempts to pronounce the Mayor's name failed despite intense coaching.

April 01, 2010 6:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here we go again. The city council raised trash fees for more police officers and now we are not getting more officers.

The city council does nothing but lie.

April 01, 2010 8:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fatso the obese basterd is back!



how are youre workouts coming? does that trainer really exist? die die die!

April 01, 2010 8:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why don't you leave dopey Phil Jennerjahn and his incessant lies as the final post on this blog?

He's now saying that he "entered into an agreement with the Daily Journal," which is his way of saying that he PAID to have his idiotic declaration run as a public announcement.

Since you created Jennerjahn, why not let the blog's legacy as one where it takes him down a peg or two.

You must admit, he is a genuine moron.

April 01, 2010 8:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



April 01, 2010 9:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good April's Fool joke! You had me for a few seconds.

April 01, 2010 9:48 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Because it's April Fools' Day we're publishing comments by our favorite nutty, obsessed squirrel chasing furry-in-chief.

April 01, 2010 9:55 AM  

Anonymous Not MS said:

Mmmmmmary. So filled with hate.

Living with yourself is your personal hell, honey. Enjoy it.

April 01, 2010 10:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i am not mary cummins!

I want higby to stop phil jennerjahn because he is a fucking retard who higby create.

phil said he was invited to speak at mayor protest but when he tried, they chased him away.

phil say he followed by documentary crew but it was just friend with camera.

higby make him stop he is a retard. and you are a fat fucken basterd! you said you are working with a trainer but you are as fat as ever. you are obese and cant stop talking about food and split pea soup. ha ha ha ha you are un healthy and gonna have heart disease by 53. you quit youre blog and you cant handle that life goes on and the zooma is top of the blogs

April 01, 2010 12:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I will take mary's opinion over Sam Higby's any day. Noone cares about him.

April 01, 2010 12:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Welcome back mike good thoughts

April 01, 2010 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I miss this blog.

April 01, 2010 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

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April 01, 2010 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Matt Sayso lol funny

April 01, 2010 12:16 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:


April 01, 2010 4:48 PM  

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